Vegan Chocolate Gateau Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Gateau Recipe

A rare treat for the vegetarians, this gateau tastes really delicious.

Ingredients : Makes one 20cm gateau

275 g

50 g

15 ml

250 g

A few drops

135 ml

350 ml

 

To decorate

5 tablespoons

25 g

 

For the chocolate fudge

50 g

45 ml

250 g

30 ml

Self-raising whole meal flour

Cocoa powder

Baking powder

Caster sugar

Vanilla essence

Sunflower oil

Water

 

 

Sifted cocoa powder

Chopped nuts

 

 

Soya margarine

Water

Icing sugar

Cocoa powder

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 160oC/325oF/Gas 3. Grease and line a deep 20 cm round cake tin, and grease the paper.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla, then gradually beat in the oil and water to make a smooth batter.
  • Pour the mixture into the cake tin and smooth the surface. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Leave in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack and leave to cool. Cut the cake in half.
  • For the chocolate fudge, gently melt the margarine with the water. Remove from the heat, add the icing sugar and cocoa, and beat until smooth and shiny. Allow to cool until firm enough to spread and pipe.
  • Place a layer of cake on a serving plate and spread over two-thirds of the chocolate fudge.
  • Top with the other layer of cake. Using a star nozzle, pipe chocolate fudge stars over the cake.
  • Sprinkle with cocoa powder and chopped nuts.

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